Inside Story

Is WikiLeaks still relevant?

Whistle-blowing website promises to reveal more secret and “significant” documents before year’s end.

It was once celebrated as a champion of transparency. But now 10 years old, WikiLeaks has lost a lot of friends. 

The whistle-blowing website serves as the world’s best known source for leaked government and intelligence information.

It has exposed corruption and misuse of power in many countries, including the United States.

But WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become increasingly controversial over the past decade.

Critics say his site is manipulated by politicians, and the way it releases classified documents is irresponsible.

Assange has been hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid possible extradition to Sweden, where he faces questions over allegations of sexual assault.

So, what has been the impact of WikiLeaks and is it still relevant today?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Sarah Harrison – Editor at WikiLeaks and close adviser to founder Julian Assange.

JD Gordon – Former spokesman for the Pentagon and a national security adviser for Donald Trump’s campaign.

Alan Jones – Journalist with the Press Association.